The Surveillance Camera Commissioner Tony Porter QPM LLB has launched an easy-to-follow guide for non-experts who are thinking about buying a surveillance camera system. The toolkit is a key deliverable of the National Surveillance Camera Strategy for England and Wales.
As stated, the toolkit is aimed at non-experts who wish to ensure they procure an effective system that does what they want it to do. Although primarily targeted at small and medium-sized enterprises (of up to 250 staff) and micro-businesses (up to nine members of staff), the toolkit is valuable for any organisation considering the use of surveillance cameras.
Following the guidance in the toolkit will help people make informed decisions about whether surveillance can be justified as a solution to their security issues. If surveillance cameras are necessary, then the toolkit is full of advice and tips on how to realise the best offer from prospective suppliers.
Tony Porter said: “The launch of the toolkit is a significant milestone in the life of the National Surveillance Camera Strategy. I’m very grateful to the British Security Industry Association and everyone who has been involved in developing it. This guidance will be extremely useful for any organisation thinking about installing a surveillance camera system such that businesses can consider if surveillance cameras are needed. We want to afford businesses the knowledge they need to buy, install and maintain an effective system.”
*Download the toolkit from the Surveillance Camera Commissioner’s website